Baxter Ponds Loop

Baxter State Park, Maine

Baxter Ponds Loop

Baxter Ponds Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This loop (the Grassy Pond Trail) is an easy leg-stretcher in Baxter State Park, which uses the A.T. You will pass four small ponds and, in good weather, will be afforded excellent views of Katahdin and other lesser peaks in the area from Daicey Pond. If you are planning on visiting Baxter Park with children, the Ponds Loop is your best bet for an enjoyable afternoon. One of the most thrilling things that may happen to you on this hike is to turn a corner of the Trail just in time to catch a bull moose raising its head out of a pond.

You might even hear it before you actually see it, as gallons upon gallons of water roll off a massive set of antlers, drip down the muscular neck, and splash loudly back into the pond. During the summer, a moose’s favorite food is aquatic vegetation, such as water lilies and pondweeds, so you might also see a long strand of foliage hanging from its mouth."

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Trail Information

Baxter State Park
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 hours

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Dec 2018